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Can I see how I have affected other users' reputation? That is, I would like to know how much reputation I have caused certain other users to gain.

It would be even more interesting to rank other users with respect to the reputation changes which I have caused them.

And, would this be a useful feature to have? More statistics is always interesting.

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Besides some novelty value, what would the interest of knowing that be? –  Bart Feb 25 '13 at 23:14
    
@Bart The present answer below has good points. I think that it is a question of balancing "interesting" against "dangerous". –  Lover of Structure Feb 27 '13 at 1:58

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Interesting? Sure. Useful? Not so.

Reputation is a rough measurement of a user's expertise and community trust level. Like a veteran-o-meter if you'd like.

While it would be considered "fun" to have that feature, does it have a real function? Will it (or should it) affect your decisions (since the information would obviously only be visible to you) regarding the user in question? Would it make you vote for him less or more? I'd like to think not.

Voting is about the content, I very rarely even look at who posted an answer or a question when I vote, be it positively or negatively.

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